(1) Assume \$2,855 is the maximum salary of your current class. (2) Multiply that top step by 1.05 (3) Round off to a whole number (4) Multiply that number by 1.05 (5) Round off to a whole number (6) Subtract \$1 \$2,855 x 1.05 (5% increase) = \$2,997.75 Round to \$2,998 \$2,998 x 1.05 (5% increase) = \$3,147.90 Round to \$3,148 \$3,148 - \$1 = \$3,147 Result: The maximum salary of the new class may not be more than \$3,147. Note: "Two steps" is a compound figure. You must always multiply each step by 1.05 (5%). You cannot multiply by 10%. Also, be sure you are comparing the maximum salary rate for your class (and alternate range, if you are in a "deep class"), not your current salary rate. Staff in the Personnel Management Division make the final decision that duties, responsibilities, and classifications are "substantially the same." Back
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